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The Longhorn 2021

Event details

  • Date: Sunday, 18th April 2021
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Venue: Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP
  • Max Entries: 2000
  • Distance: 5km, 10km, HM, 26.2 miles, 50km Ultra, 60km Ultra

The Racecheck award winning event 'The Longhorn' is a 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, 50k or 60k Ultra trail run. Our 5k is family friendly with group tickets available. A beautiful trail run set in private areas of Sherwood Forest & the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park; next to a Grade1 listed 19th Century country house in north Nottinghamshire; Thoresby Hall.

Running over old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in the most scenic countryside & forest. The elevation is noted on the downloadable course map. The course has very firm hard ground if dry but a few muddy areas to run through when wet. 


Covid-19 Safety Measures 

We are currently planning the additional measures required. Your safety & enjoyment of the day is our priority. This guidance will be updated regularly & emailed to all participants before race day.


Canicross entries & Nordic Walkers are very welcome. Please ensure you enter under the specific category you wish to be with. Seperate cx start times to help avoid congestion and over taking.

10k - Due to the number of 10k runners we have introduced a wave of runners at 11am & 2pm. Please book into the correct wave. 

The Ultra's will have an 8hr limit to complete the course & marathon a 7hr time limit. After that, you will not be permitted to continue another lap & we send an end runner round the course to ask marshals to stand down & to ensure last particpant returns safely. You will be able to leave kit bags under cover of a gazebo at race village so you can grab food, change of shoes, socks & any other kit you need every time you pass by (every lap).

Our chosen charity partner – Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are kindly assisting with the baggage drop this year. We are politely asking for a minimum donation of £1 per bag. We hope you can support them by fundraising for this event using a charity place & by donating on the day.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is at the forefront of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the UK, attending an average of three potentially life-saving missions every single day, 365 days of the year.

"As a Charity we rely purely on public donations. We are not Government-funded and not part of the NHS. We provide the equivalent of an A&E department directly to the scene of some of the most serious and time critical 999 calls in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire."

The Longhorn will have the following:

  • 5k family run/walk
  • 10k run race at 11am & 2pm  (1 lap)
  • 1/2 marathon run race (2 laps)
  • Marathon run race (4 laps)
  • 50k Ultra (5 laps)
  • 60k Ultra (6 laps)
  • Chip timing
  • Regular water / feed stations around the course (for man & beast!)
  • Toilets on course
  • Route fully marshalled and signposted
  • Distance markers
  • Bespoke race finishers medal - new bling this year!
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd man, woman
  • Trophies for Veteran Winners; Male 40+ & Female 35+
  • Canicross Winner Trophies
  • Nordic Walking Winner Certificates
  • Age group Certificates
  • Certificates for ALL - sent by email
  • Race photographer - free unlimited race photos
  • Sports Therapist for free post race massage
  • Full medical provision
  • Ideal for novice through to elite
  • Race village with hot food and beverages for sale
  • Good Spuds providing high quality jacket potatoes, bacon butties & more!
  • Little Sunshine Van providing home made cakes & hot drinks including specialist coffee & gluten free options
  • Race partners at race village - to be confirmed 
  • Free onsite parking- please car share to save our environment.
  • CAKE!


Start times:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • 50k & 60k Ultra - 8:30am
  • Canicross 10k & Canicross half marathon - 9am       
  • Marathon - 9:30am
  • 10k  -  in waves from 11.00 to 11.30am - fastest runners to the front. Please book into the 11am or 2pm wave
  • Nordic Walkers Half Marathon only  - approx 11.30am (at end of 10k waves)
  • Half marathon  - in waves from 11:50 to 12.05am
  • 5k start 12.15pm
  • 10k  - in waves from 2pm - please book into the 11am or 2pm wave
  • 5k Canicross start at beginning of 5k
  • 5k & 10k Nordic Walkers join main field & start at back please (or where pace suits you most)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Steve Ashman from Ashman Media produced this video of the 2019 event - thank you :

Xenium Studios produced this video of the 2016 event (thank you) : The Longhorn 2016 - a short film

To enter under EA affiliation you must have a valid EA membership number at time of booking.

EARLY BIRD PRICES END MIDNIGHT Monday 1st November (full prices are in brackets)


60k Ultra

  • EA Affiliated  £42 (£55)
  • Non-EA Affiliated £44 (£57)

50k Ultra - (special introductory price)

  • EA Affiliated  £38 (£41)
  • Non-EA Affiliated £40 (£43)


  • EA Affiliated £35 (£40)
  • Non-EA Affiliated £37 (£42)

Half Marathon

  • EA Affiliated £26 (£32)
  • Non-EA Affiliated £28 (£34) 

10k (11am & 2pm)

  • EA Affiliated £18 (£22)
  • Non-EA Affiliated £20 (£24)

5k family friendly run / walk

  • EA Affiliated Adult £8 (£10)
  • Non-EA Affiliated Adult £10 (£12)
  • Child £7 (£8)
  • Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £32 (£38)
  • Family ticket (2 adults & 3-4 children) £39 (£45)


A pre race email will be sent to all participants 1-2 weeks before the event with full information.



  • 5k Child - £10 / 5k 16+ - £15
  • 10k - £30
  • HM - £40
  • Marathon - £50
  • 50k Ultra - £55
  • 60k Ultra - £60